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Craft brewery planned for historic Brooklyn church
« on: December 03, 2017, 11:30:02 PM »
Craft brewery planned for historic Brooklyn church



Abandoned in 1999, Mt. Calvary Baptist Church is one of the largest buildings still standing in Brooklyn, that date back to the Jacksonville neighborhood's days before demolition and gentrification. Now plans are underway by Bedopas LLC to convert the former sanctuary into one of the city's most interesting craft breweries.

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Re: Craft brewery planned for historic Brooklyn church
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2017, 07:21:51 AM »
It's been nice to see articles being posted more regularly!

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Re: Craft brewery planned for historic Brooklyn church
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2017, 08:00:08 AM »
This is fantastic!

But I do have a question: A developer is renovating the site in hopes for it to be used as a brewery? Its not a new brewer opening a new operation? In either case we don't know who the brewer is yet?

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Re: Craft brewery planned for historic Brooklyn church
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2017, 09:36:21 AM »
This is fantastic!

But I do have a question: A developer is renovating the site in hopes for it to be used as a brewery? Its not a new brewer opening a new operation? In either case we don't know who the brewer is yet?

I believe they have a tenant lined up, and it's someone who was already looking to start up. But yes, the developer is driving this project as opposed to other recent breweries who took the lead or built their own space.
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Re: Craft brewery planned for historic Brooklyn church
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2017, 11:17:22 AM »
I love it! Did they present a time frame?

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Re: Craft brewery planned for historic Brooklyn church
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2017, 11:55:36 AM »
Damn Max, we missed our chance!! 

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Re: Craft brewery planned for historic Brooklyn church
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2017, 08:08:23 PM »
That is just warped. Better to tear down the church and start from scratch. Have no problem with that. But have some respect for the buildings former use, please.

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Re: Craft brewery planned for historic Brooklyn church
« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2017, 09:09:20 PM »
What's wrong with the building becoming a brewery? Religion abandoned the structure and neighborhood for greener pastures decades ago. This isn't like the church in Lavilla that became a brothel after the congregation moved out in the early 20th century.
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Re: Craft brewery planned for historic Brooklyn church
« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2017, 09:28:34 PM »
Pretty sure Jesus endorsed the drinking of wine??????

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Re: Craft brewery planned for historic Brooklyn church
« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2017, 09:56:12 PM »
That is just warped. Better to tear down the church and start from scratch. Have no problem with that. But have some respect for the buildings former use, please.

Strange response. Old churches are often used for many other types of business.

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Re: Craft brewery planned for historic Brooklyn church
« Reply #10 on: December 05, 2017, 05:42:34 AM »
That is just warped. Better to tear down the church and start from scratch. Have no problem with that. But have some respect for the buildings former use, please.
Churches have been brewing beer and making wine for centuries.
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Re: Craft brewery planned for historic Brooklyn church
« Reply #11 on: December 06, 2017, 08:44:09 PM »
Look at all the nearby property that this developer owns. What are their plans for that? Any thoughts?

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Re: Craft brewery planned for historic Brooklyn church
« Reply #12 on: December 06, 2017, 09:13:02 PM »
Most likely a mix of adaptive reuse and new construction mixed use infill. Basically what the church brewery project is. Judging at the size of the properties, the larger sites will likely end up as multifamily around the same scale as Brooklyn Riverside. Most of the buildings on their properties have already been demolished.
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Re: Craft brewery planned for historic Brooklyn church
« Reply #13 on: December 06, 2017, 09:33:15 PM »
Can we get a map of the properties this company owns for reference?

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